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Lookout Mountain, Golden

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Lookout Mountain is a foothill on the eastern flank of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 7377ft peak is located in Lookout Mountain Park, 2.7km west-southwest (bearing 245°) of downtown Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States.MountainDowntown Denver, 12 miles to the east, can be seen clearly from the mountain. It is known for its natural scenery and has played a major role in area recreation, transportation, water supply and telecommunications. The summit is famous as the gravesite of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody and has several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its earliest known inhabitants were the Ute tribe of American Indians, who used the mountain as a lookout point upon the surrounding region.Built in 1913, the Lariat Loop road ascends from Golden up the steep east side of Lookout Mountain. Mountain bikers and hikers can also follow the Chimney Gulch trail, a difficult, narrow "single track" hiking trail that crisscrosses the Lariat Loop road twice on its way to the summit. Lookout Mountain is also popular with paragliders.
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  • Remember coming to lookout Mtn. as a child, It has improved since then,42 yrs later still enjoyed visiting the site! Good view, of course! The museum and short film of Wild Bill was fun and taught som...  read more »
  • We went to both Lookout Mountain and Mount Evans on the same day. We went to Mount Evans first and Lookout Mountain on the way back to Denver. Lookout Mountain doesn’t compare in any way to Mount Evan...  read more »
  • Definitely a must see if you are in the area. Great views and the drive down on the Golden side of the mountain are fantastic! 
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